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Caramelized Onion & Balsamic Hummus

25 min




10 ingredients or less


If you love the deep and bold flavours of caramelized onions and balsamic vinegar, then you're in for a treat!


(¼ cup per serving)


25 min


5 min


20 min


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  • 2
    medium yellow onions, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    olive oil
  • 2 cups (328 g)
    cooked chickpeas
  • 2
    cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup (60 mL)
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
  • lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
  • ½ tsp
    paprika powder
  • ¼ tsp
    ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp


  1. Toss the onions in oil in a large pan on medium-high* heat, stirring every 3 - 5 minutes. Add splashes of water as needed to deglaze the pan. Continue cooking until the onions are a deep golden, about 20 minutes.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend on high until smooth.
  3. Test test and adjust the seasoning as desired. Serve with crackers, cut-up vegetables, or enjoy in a wrap or sandwich!


  • * Depending on the pan, you made need to reduce the heat to medium, but this will also increase the cooking time.


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Victoria - June 12, 2022, 4:06 p.m.

This the best hummus recipe!!

Kate - Nov. 5, 2021, 12:11 p.m.

OMG, this hummus recipe! I love it! :) I'm at home with my little baby, and this "cooking" was my me-time yesterday evening, I really enjoyed it. Thanks for the recipe ♥️

PUL Team - Nov. 5, 2021, 6:42 p.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, Kate, and sending lots of love to you and your little one 😃

Anny - Sept. 4, 2021, 4:05 p.m.

I never comment on recipes, but this was one amazing!! The onions make a huge difference to the taste. Thank you PUL!

PUL Team - Sept. 4, 2021, 5:53 p.m.

Aw this means so much, Anny! Thank YOU for taking the time to share the lovely review 🌻

Cris S - June 5, 2021, 5:50 p.m.

Another very inspired and creative hummus! Thanks for all the ideas! 😁 Here're some suggestions from me: artichoke, shiitake and za'atar hummuses! Yum!

PUL Team - June 6, 2021, 12:10 a.m.

All incredible hummus ideas, Cris, thank you for sharing! Happy cooking 🤗

Miriam - April 29, 2021, 7:45 p.m.

This was nice!

Paulina Łaczmańska - April 19, 2021, 7:23 p.m.

I say to my mum: "Mum, I know, it won't be modest, but I made an absolutely superb hummus" And that's true! The thing I modified was not adding salt and it's delectable! Thanks for the recipe!

PUL Team - April 20, 2021, 5:56 a.m.

Aww we're so happy the hummus was enjoyed, Paulina 🤗

Louise Magnusson🇸🇪 - March 29, 2021, 10:09 a.m.

Nice variation on the regular hummus! Nice condiment for vegetables. As I didn’t have balsamic vinegar at home, I used pomegranate syrup for the sweetness. It works quite well😌

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 10:53 p.m.

We enjoy this one with veggies too, Louise! Thank you for sharing the pomegranate syrup tip 🙂